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My husband and I just recently spent a week with high school friends in Mt. Mitchell 1 along with another couple.  Our other high school friends stayed in Hemlock 2

The mountains were a beautiful setting and the chalets were perfect!!!

Our chalet was clean, the kitchen was well stocked of utensils and gadgets, the bedroom allowed you to unpack and store/hang your clothes, and the bathrooms had great showers!!!

Having a washer and dryer in our chalet was a huge advantage...especially after hiking, golfing and sweating!  Although my husband did take advantage of the beautiful swimming pool after a hike one day!

Brenda was a great host and was able to give us choices and info whenever we had questions.

My favorite feature of Mt. Mitchell 1 was the oversized deck with the mountain view!  I would highly recommend booking one of AV Retreat's chalets AND I would go back again!

Patty H

If you are looking for a relaxing trip in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, be sure and make AV Retreat Vacation Rentals at Alpine Village your location.  

You will enjoy breathtaking views, unbelievable foliage and in/out visits from hummingbirds.

The newly remodeled Hemlock 2 rooms provide comfy chairs and a sofa made for easy sit around to enjoy each other's company.

Just down the mountain is the amazing Mt. Mitchell Golf Course.  Not an easy par, but easy on the eyes.  I almost forgot I was there to play rather than take photos!

Many meals were made in the full kitchen and a couple of evenings out in Burnsville where we all enjoyed live music and great food.

Be sure and give Brenda a call, she will make your stay an easy transition from home.

Travel tip:  I went home (west) on the two-lane highway through Mars Hill on to Newport, TN to I-40 and enjoyed the sites of the French Broad River rather than the traffic of Asheville.  Highly recommended by Brenda and definitely, myself.

Renee H

Your cottage is wonderful! We have had such a great visit. We hope to return next near mid October. The mountains must be beautiful that time of year. Thank you for letting us use your "second home!

Pay U. - 5/16/18

We stayed in Mt. Mitcehll 1 last July. This place is gorgeous and such a beautiful retreat. We've certainly had lots to do to keep us busy, too. We hiked to the top of Mt. Mitchell, tried zip lining, found the amazing Roaring Fork Falls, went white water rafting down the French Broad River, spent a full day at the Biltmore and even had time to relax/play at the pool. The kids took advantage of the nice shuffle board court and movies. We enjoyed a couple meals out on the huge deck - what a view! Thank you for sharing this special place with us. It has truly been a vaction like no other.

Kristi H. - 5/19/18

Thank you for sharing your beautiful chalet with us. It was a perfect way to spend our first Anniversary! We hiked Roaring Fork and Crabree Falls, the views were breathtaking. We spent a day at the pool, sat by the fire pit on the pool deck and enjoyed the stars. We went to Asheville to the Biltmore and did the tour, then a wine tasting. It was a perfect day. We had a great week! Thank you the use of your beautiful piece of paradise.

Pete A. - 5/19/18

We stayed a couple of years ago. We loved the cottage and had a great time. Everything was great in the cottage. Loved sitting out on the back porch and loved watching the hummingbirds.

Darlene D. - 5/19/18

We stayed in Mt. Mitchell II last September. The view off the back deck MADE OUR TRIP! We LOVE your cabin. We didn't want to leave. The views here are so relaxing. THANKS AGAIN !!!!

Chris - 5/21/18

We came for the Fall colors and to tour Western NC. We LOVE everything about this hidden gem. The owners have gone so far above and beyond in the effort to make this a beautiful home away from home. The location is perfect. We made several day trips and at the end of the day were so excited to walk through this cabin's door!. The views are pristine, every comfort of home, beautifully decorated. We have been enjoying grilling out with the fully stocked kitchen. AMAZING is the only word to describe this cabin. Thank you so much for allowing us the privilege of staying here. We DID NOT want to leave!

Shannon - 5/23/18

Mt. Mitchell II was a fantastic getaway for our family of six. The cottage was beautifully decorated and CLEAN! It was furnished with everything we needed just like our home. Alpine Village is a hidden gem. We loved all the amenities that we were able to access. It was great that hiking was within a few minutes drive. Our family had a wonderful time!

Renee - 5/30/18

We stayed in Mount Mitchell II. The cottage was beautiful, and had all of the amenities we needed. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. We hiked to Roaring Fork and saw the beautiful waterfall, and spent a day at the Biltmore House. The heated pool was perfect for the kids, and the whole place was well taken care of. The view was BREATHTAKING! We had an amazing week!

Kathy - 6/12/18

Mt. Mitchell II We had a wonderful stay in your cottage! Kids loved the pool, we loved the view. Very convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway, numerous waterfalls & Black Mountain Campground. We enjoyed the quiet here at the cabin. We hope to come back in the not to distant future! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage!

Broeker F. - 7/9/18

Mt. Mitchell 2. 7/4-8 Thank you for allowing us to stay in your cottage. Everything was clean and your directions were perfect. Everything you need, nothing you don't need! We loved the amenities of Alpine Village which came in handy on a very rainy day. :) What was so amazing was the acoustics from fireworks on the golf course on 4th of July. The sound was on for minutes as it traveled miles without interruption from buildings. That was a special unexpected treat! We look forward to visitng again soon. Many Blessings

The J.. - 7/9/18

We were certainly delighted with the cozy, relaxing atmosphere of our vacation cottage, Mt. Mitchell II, thank you!! The views from the front and back decks were our favorite part of your cottage. What a perfect spot - close to the pool, shuffle board (grandkids loved the "new game") and best ever access to the Blue Ridge Parkway! We had a wonderful week. We hope to be back next year for longer.

B. M. - 7/25/18

We stayed at Mt Mitchell 1 Cottage for a month and could not have been happier! The cottage has been upgraded and shows like a model. Our hosts, Brenda and Richard are great people and ready to help if you have any issues. The complex itselfs is scenic, quiet and well maintained. I loved the pool! I swam at least once a day, if not twice. The club house is very well appointed and there are lots of things for the kids to do. If you have not been to the North Carolina Mountains, this is the perfect place to stay. Close to the Blue RIdge Parkway, tons of trails and great waterfalls. We will be returning!

Shirly M. - 8/2/18

Thank you for a beautiful peaceful week in Mt. Mitchell II. We had a great time hiking, sightseeing, and enjoying ALL the views! We loved Roaring Fork Falls, Setrock Falls and the firepit at the pool. We took day trips to Blowing Rock, Asheville *The Biltmore was fantastic!) and Chimney Rock. Our boys, 14 and 12 enjoyed all of it and this trip provided lots of new memories for our family! The cabin was stocked perfectly. Thank you again for sharing your cabin with our family!

Lori S. - 8/7/18

Thank you for this lovely home, Mt. Mitchell 1. We wish we had more time to enjoy the beautiful mountains and scenery. The views are fantastic!

Hunt - 8/12/18

We had a wonderful time at your cottage and so appreciate you letting us rent your place. Everything was perfect and the views are awesome. We plan to come back!

Farmer F. - 8/24/18

We really enjoyed our stay in Mt. Mitchell 1. The furnishings were lovely and recently updated, and the back deck is glorious with fabulous views and a lot of privacy. The location is a hiker's dream - centrally located to so many great hiking trails within a 30 to 60 minute drive. Brenda stopped by to say hello and was so friendly and easy to work with when securing the reservations. We will definitely return!

Bridget W. - 9/3/18

Thank you for the wonderful stay . We definitely enjoyed your home. It was so comfy, we loved the pool and all of the hiking trails. The scenery was amazingII . We would love to come again! Thanks so much.

Sarita R. - 9/7/18

Mt. Mitchell 2 Very clean and comfortable. Loved the location. Beautiful views!

Gretchen B. - 9/17/18​

This place is breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing with us! The cottage is spectacular! Visited most of the water falls in the area. Loved them! Had dinner at the Golf Course Restaurant - the Salmon and the raspberry pie were delicious! Hope to be back one day.

Ramona M. - 9/18/18

This was the best place to stay. Very clean and great view.

Amy - 10/8/2018

Mt. Mitchell 1 - so comfy, cozy and peaceful...the view is gorgeous and the porch is fabulous!! So close to the parkway as well, we plan to be back :)

Bryden B. - 10/14/2018

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